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Abbott Senior Process Development Engineer in St. Paul, Minnesota

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of STRUCTURAL HEART disease. We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.

We are seeking an experienced, motivated, high caliber, Senior Process Development Engineer to join our engineering team in the St. Paul, MN location. This position will lead studies to develop and optimize processes to improve quality and manufacturability for tissue aortic and/or mitral heart valves. The candidate should have a demonstrated record of implementing LEAN processes, working with R&D on specification assessments, working jointly with Quality for process and inspection improvements, working jointly with Regulatory on submission requirements and working with Finance to drive cost all while improving quality via RTG and CIP initiatives. You will have the unique opportunity to make a mark on the organization as a leader, while working on state-of-the-art product.

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of Structural Heart disease. We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.

Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

  • Run design of experiments (DOE) studies to characterize processes to improve yield and efficiency

  • Coach, mentor, and provide guidance to other engineers, technicians, trainers, and sewing specialists

  • Manage projects which include new production equipment, process development/improvements and cost reductions while supporting new product introductions

  • Conduct process FMEAs and process validations

  • Improve product quality, labor efficiency, and throughput through the use of Lean manufacturing concepts and root cause investigation tools (e.g. DMAIC)

  • Coordinate the design, procurement, build, and debug of tooling, machinery, and test equipment

  • Work cross functionally with R&D, Finance, Quality and Operations to define process inputs and outputs

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Ensure compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering, or other related discipline

  • 5+ years manufacturing engineering experience in medical device or related industry, including working on and documenting process improvement initiatives

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization

  • Previous experience working in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and project management skills

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail

  • Individual should be innovative, resourceful, and work with minimal direction

  • Individual should have excellent organization, problem solving, communication, and team leadership skills

  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medical device experience

  • Previous close interface with R&D preferred

  • International manufacturing experience preferred

  • Previous surgical and/or transcatheter tissue heart valve experience in design and driving yield improvements, reducing cost, while increasing capacity

  • Lean 6 Sigma Green or Black Belt certification

WHAT WE OFFER:

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development , with on-boarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

*Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: * www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com

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